GET: Mechanical Engineering Technology

The following is a description of current program requirements. Students who enrolled previously should consult the catalog for the year in which they began the program, and/or their advisor.


General Engineering Technology: Mechanical Engineering Technology


Associate of Applied Science Degree


Four semesters (two-year) program


This curriculum provides educational opportunities for those who seek employment in industry, for those who desire to upgrade their knowledge or acquire practical skills in the field, and for those who wish to transfer and complete a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering technology.

Occupational Objectives

draftsman/designer, engineer’s aide, engineering technician, industrial test technician, maintenance technician or other related positions

Transfer Guidelines

Graduates with appropriate course selection may qualify to enter mechanical engineering technology programs at selected universities. Students preparing for transfer must consult with the program advisor. Course selection is very important to assure junior status upon transfer. Potential transfer institutions include East Tennessee State University, North Carolina State University, Old Dominion University, Rochester Institute of Technology, West Virginia Institute of Technology and West Virginia University. Students interested in transferring to other institutions, including Virginia Tech, must determine transfer requirements of their intended destination school.

Program Requirements

The curriculum is designed to integrate courses in mechanical engineering technology, mechanics, physics, general education, drafting, computer information systems and technical electives. Students entering the program must have algebra I and geometry skills or be willing to improve those skills through developmental studies. The program may be completed on a part-time basis since courses are alternated between day and evening hours. Technical electives must be selected from an approved list available from the program advisor. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester program, the graduate will be awarded the associate of applied science degree in general engineering technology with a mechanical engineering technology specialization. Transfer opportunities for associate of applied science degrees, if existing, are very specific in nature. Students enrolling in an applied science degree with plans to transfer should explore opportunities with their faculty advisor.

Tech Prep Students

Tech Prep students may be eligible to earn credit for work completed in high school under existing articulation agreements. Students are encouraged to work with their advisors to avoid duplication of course work completed in high school. Students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate program should work with their advisors to select appropriate calculus courses.

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